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Tips for someone about to have general anaesthesia

I m going to undergoo a procedure which requires general anaesthesia less than 45 hours from now. Do you have any tips / is there anything I can do to decrease any possible risks and for the general anaesthesia to be safe and effective ? anything helps, thanks.
Wed, 8 May 2013
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Hi ,
Thanks for asking query,
General anesthesia is a condition in which medically induced coma occur.In it amnesia, sleep, analgesia , relaxation of smooth muscles, loss of reflexes of the autonomic nervous system occurs.
Various drugs are used for this.
Before general anesthesia weight, height, body mass index , all the vitals , respiratory system and all the clinical and pathological parameters are completely checked.
I suggest you to avoid stress , have your food early and do not take any thing from mouth for atleast a period of 8 hrs before the procedure.
take tab diazepam 10 mg in the night before sleep.
hope this will help you.
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I agree with Maxine and Kiki, you're in good hands. Get a good night sleep and early dinner...request for a sleeping pill if you need to. If your have further inquiries or doubts discuss it with your doctor or nurses. It's good to talk it out .....getting it off your mind. After the surgery, pain will be there but bearable and you would be a bit nauseated or perhaps light headed....these are expected but nothing alarming. Medications for those symptoms are readily prepared if needed. So just don't think too much about it..you will be fine. Good luck!
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